Yesterday Blockchain Collaborative Consortium (BCCC) of Japan announced that it has been in collaborative talks with the Korean Blockchain Open Forum (KBOF) since November and the two groups signed a formal agreement during the Blockchain TechBiz Conference on December 19 in Seoul.
The BCCC noted that in the future, the consortium will deepen cooperation with the KBOF and both groups will share accumulated knowledge with each other.
According to the BCCC, over 200 companies have joined the consortium since it launched, including Microsoft Japan, Mitsui Sumotomo Insurance, PwC, Bitbank and ConsenSys and many others.
The KBOF said in the announcement that the forum has 157 organizations drawn blockchain startups, IT firms, government agencies, academic institutions, and local municipal offices.
Recently, we have reported that the government of South Korea announced that it would prohibit foreigners and minors from dealing with currency trading or opening accounts in local banks.